The first room at the Burgundy tasting had a fantastic selection of wines that are ready to drink now. All of the wines that were on show offer superb value for money and were showing incredibly well at the tasting.
The room started with the Talmards, a very friendly couple who ooze enthusiasm for their wine and rightly so. Their Mâcon Montbellet impresses every time with peach flavours, spice and a plump palate. This wine amazed my fiancée’s family so much that they decided this was to be our wedding wine!
Following on from the Talmards was Marcel Couturier whose Mâcon-Loché was a firm favourite of mine: a silky, mineral wine that tasted twice as expensive.
I had the pleasure of sitting next to Richard Martin of Domaine de la Croix Senaillet at dinner following the tasting. His St Véran was seriously good: pure, refined and great with food.
The Aladame’s Montagny seems to get better and better. A bit different to your average Montagny, this wine showed its typical style: exotic and crunchy. Truly delightful.
Château de la Lavernette’s Pouilly Fuissé was also as popular as ever displaying notes of honey and citrus fruit.
Our two Brouilly producers on table four, Domaine des Roches Bleues and Sarl Potel-Aviron, were equally admired for their easy drinking styles of juicy, strawberry- fruited wines. They were both really appealing and again excellent value.
Domaine du Robert’s Fleurie and Domaine Charton’s Bourgogne and Mercurey were also very popular on table 5. Being next to the cheese table meant that a glass of their wines were often held far longer than usual. Bravo!
I would also like to thank Sylvie who provided an enormous quantity of cheese for the tasting. Her cheeses are to die for and, if you were lucky enough to get through the crowds of people surrounding the table the entire evening, I am sure you agree.